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Overview

Basel, the Swiss capital of art and culture

Basel, known as Switzerland’s capital of art and culture, is located in the heart of Europe, just south of Germany and next to the Alsace region in France. It can be the perfect base to visit three European countries in one go.

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The excellent public transport ensures that inhabitants and visitors alike can move quickly and comfortably around the city and even across the border into the neighbouring countries of France and Germany. The pocket-sized metropolis offers about 40 museums, classical patrician houses and medieval churches side by side with modern buildings designed by major international architects such as Herzog & de Meuron or Renzo Piano.

The Barfuesserplatz is one of the best places to eat in Basel.

The medley of sophisticated shops in Basel is sure to keep you occupied. Seize the opportunity to buy a Swiss Rolex or Victorinox knife in Freie Strasse.


Basel Tourism
Stadt-Casino, Barfusserplatz Steinenberg, 14 CH 4010 Basel
Tel: +41 (0)6 12 68 68 68

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Basel can be found.

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